47. Melbourne  AUSTRALIA    | Total Sights: 50+  | Nickname: Paris of the Southern Hemisphere

 

 

 

 

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A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Melbourne

Australia  Lovely, laid-back Melbourne has something for everyone: local and international art, haute boutiques, multicultural dining, Australian and Aboriginal history, and pulsing, swanky nightlife.

While Melbourne may lack a truly stunning natural setting or in-your-face sights, its subtle charms and vibrant culture make it an undeniably pleasant place to live, and to visit too.

 The city can be considered a year–round destination, is very clean, safe, and beautifully situated

People in Melbourne are renowned for their laid-back nature and sense of humour.

 While there is a lot to see, no sight really stands out, and no sight is rated over 6/10. In addition, Melbourne is very expensive.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

5.8/10

7.5/10

5.5/10

1.5/10 [146th]

7.5/10

7/10

6.25/10

8/10

8.5/10 [4th]

6.5/10

7/10

7.5/10 [4.530 mio.]

180.65

B. Best Things to Do in Melbourne (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 5.80/10.

Federation Square  6
Square

by Jorge Láscar / CC BY-SA 2.0

Eureka Skydeck 88  5
Skyscraper  (total height 297 m, observation deck 285 m, completed 2007)

by Sengork / CC BY-SA 3.0

Royal Botanical Gardens  5
Botanical Garden

Best Things to do in Melbourne | Best Cities | Melbourne | Royal Botanical Gardens

by David Diliff / CC BY-SA 3.0

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING AND CARLTON GARDENS  5
Historic Building and Park  (World Heritage Site since 2004)

Best Things to do in Melbourne | Best Cities | Melbourne | ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING AND CARLTON GARDENS

by  David Diliff / CC BY-SA 3.0

State Library of Victoria  5
Public Library

Shrine of Remembrance  5
Shrine 

National Gallery of Victoria  5
Museum  (Most famous painting: "Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather" by Camille Pissarro [1897])

St. Patrick's Cathedral  4
Cathedral

St Kilda Beach  4
City Beach  (Water temperature never above 19° C)

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

Weather Forecast

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Monday 02/26 10%
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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Melbourne

-Brunswick Street  4

-Luna Park  4

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Melbourne

Phillip Island (139 km from Melbourne)  5

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Melbourne (including close-by excursions)

Federation Square  6
Eureka Skydeck 88 (total 297 m)  5
Royal Botanical Gardens  5
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING AND CARLTON GARDENS  5
State Library of Victoria  5
Shrine of Remembrance  5
National Gallery of Victoria  5
Block Arcade  4
St. Patrick's Cathedral  4
St Kilda Beach  4



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